I believe there is a relatively simple, easy, and practical way to help local public libraries survive, or if you prefer, to thrive — and — at the same time, improve the general health of local communities. What’s that you say? You’ve heard this before from someone selling the Brooklyn Bridge? Maybe it’s hogwash. Maybe it’s not. Here’s the plan.

Communities have resources, right? Government supplies some, businesses others, and nonprofit organizations do their part. We know about government, and we know businesses. But what about nonprofit-supplied resources — their services and activities? …

Alan Pakaln

Past profession in clinical engineering and continuing interests in sustainability, community development, and photography.

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